Trampolines can be loads of fun for children and adults, and you’ll normally find trampolines at organised centres or parks where you’ll be supervised by members of staff. But what happens if something goes wrong and you suffer a knee injury on a trampoline? When you are jumping around on a trampoline it can be all too easy to suffer a knee injury – for example the trampoline could break, you could fall off or you could land awkwardly, injuring yourself.
In some cases it may be that your accident was just that, an unavoidable accident. However, in many cases, trampoline injuries are actually caused by negligence, and the establishment could be held responsible for your safety and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation.
How a knee injury on a trampoline can happen
You may be wondering how you can suffer a knee injury on a trampoline. Well, if the trampoline breaks whilst you are bouncing on it, you could land on your leg awkwardly, injuring your knee. If the trampoline is not set up properly or if too many people are allowed to use it at one time then you could be thrown off, suffering a knee injury when you land. You could suffer lacerations or an injury from a broken trampoline with sharp edges or loose parts. Some knee injuries may be minor and simply require a quick once-over by a medical professional, whilst others may need treatment and even surgery.
However, you could make a personal injury claim for even a minor knee injury – or claim on behalf of your child if they have been injured. The centre where you are using the trampolines takes responsibility for your safety, so if anything goes wrong then they could be held liable.
How much compensation could you get for a trampoline injury?
The amount of compensation you could receive really depends on the severity of your knee injury and the impact it has had on your life. A minor knee injury which hasn’t really impacted your life much could attract a smaller sum of compensation, whilst a serious knee injury requiring surgery and time off work could see you awarded a more substantial settlement. The best way to find out how much you could claim is to take the 30-second test on our website, then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you have a viable claim.